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Len McCluskey: Anti-Semitism row used to undermine Corbyn
A row about anti-Semitism is being used by Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents within Labour to undermine his leadership, Unite chief Len McCluskey says.
Mr McCluskey, whose union is Labour’s biggest donor, attacked a “cynical attempt to manipulate anti-Semitism for political aims”.
Another Corbyn ally, Diane Abbott, said party members had been “smeared”.
It comes after controversial comments by ex-mayor Ken Livingstone and MP Naz Shah saw both suspended from the party.
Mr Corbyn told a May Day rally in London his party stood “absolutely against anti-Semitism in any form”.